My New Chicken Pole Barn *PICS*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Heidi, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    My DH told me I could have the "Economy Booster Check" that everyone was sent awhile back. So I decided not to pay any bills, but to build a chicken pole barn. [​IMG] It ended up costing almost 3 times the amount, but it's paid for - free and clear. Here's the yard cleared and ready and fenced off from the girls - you can see their old coop in the back.
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    The beginnings - I'm far to the left, my good friend beside me and my DH off to the right.
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    More friends showing up to help.
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    Got to have concrete!
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    Skinned and windows in - there's 2 other windows on each side that are much larger for a cross breeze.
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    Inside pens - total of 3. The 2 smaller side pens have about 1/4 acres running room outside and the larger pen in the back has a yard of about 1/2 acre.
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    Lastly - the siding. It's pretty much done except I need to add more dirt and flowers to the front and our door on the right pen needs to be built. The electric will be installed this weekend - 2 over head lights on timers and 2 outlets for water dish warmers during the winter.
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    My friend from the first pic made this for me. It will hang over the front door.
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    Hope you enjoyed.
     
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  2. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    wow! big place there and alot of money spent! hubby would never let me spend that [​IMG]

    wendy
     
  3. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a beautiful home for your flock!!!![​IMG]
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    AWESOME! When can I move in?
     
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  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    OM Gosh. What a great barn !!! I wish wish wish we could get away with that on our property!
     
  6. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Thanks everyone - my girls aren't complaining so they must be happy. I tried to make the pics smaller in Photo bucket, but obviously I'm doing something wrong. Sorry about the largness of the pics.
     
  7. thegoogers

    thegoogers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!! I am jealous [​IMG]
     
  8. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Congratulations on your Achievement, that is a real hen house.
    I wanted myself to do the same but due to the tight budget these days I buildt a smaller house you can check mine undernieth my webpage on BYC.
    But really you did a wonderful job, you should be very happy with it for long long years to come.
    Omran.
     
  9. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    That is wonderful!
    I wish I could get something organized like that here. I want a smaller building and still can't figure out where to start!
     
  10. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    YIKES! That's not a COOP; that's a HOUSE!
    Love it! You're going to have some VERY happy chickens.
     

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